Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Rhododendron
















Dress: BCBG (similar, similar splurge); Sandals: Forever 21 (similar, similar 2, similar 3)

I went to the dentist today after much harassment and prompting by my dentist's receptionist - I was overdue by about, oh, six months. I had to muster up the courage to finally call them and allow them to poke at my teeth for an hour while laying partially upside down wearing weird sunglasses. I don't have a problem with having plaque-free teeth, or a problem with getting free toothbrushes (who doesn't love dentist swag?), but I do hate being yelled at about flossing for the better part of an hour. When are dentists and dental hygienists going to give it up?! I promise I brush my teeth more than twice a day. I promise I floss about twice a week and more often when I've been eating something particularly stringy, like corn. I don't suck on candy all day long and I've never had a cavity. I'm in pretty good shape, I'd say. But I can promise you that I am never going to floss three times a day. I'm just not.

After intense flossing harassment, I adopted a hang-dog look and they figured they could kick me when I was down by telling me that my gums are larger than normal. What?! My gums are larger than normal? Is there a normal gum largeness they're measuring this by? They then said I could always opt for some elective gum modification procedure where they would shave off my gums in order to make my teeth appear longer. :| Needless to say, my short teeth and I felt weird for the rest of the day. My gums didn't seem to care, large and in charge as they are.

44 comments

  1. I never floss my teeth and always get yelled at by the dentist, even though I have never had a cavity or needed braces! Love this dress so much and the color incorporated in it!

    XO,
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  2. Ha, I share the dental fears - although it was much much longer since my last dental visit and I just went last week. It wasn't so bad, thank goodness. I may not have gone back!

    Cute frock!!

    xo, Nina
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  3. love this dress such a nice colour! wish it was warm enough in Ireland for me to wear something like this! :) x

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  4. beautiful flowers and beautiful you! xx

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  5. What a pretty print on the dress! Ugh I hate going to the dentist too even though I've also never had a cavity. That gum shaving procedure sounds scary!

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  6. Love the dress and the sandals! So glad I found your blog!

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  7. That is the largest Rhododendron I've seen.

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  8. What a pretty dress...the color is great on you!

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  9. Always fun going to the dentist...But on to better things, that dress and the flowers are gorgeous, you see the same here in italy by the way, not the dress, it is very unique, the flowers.
    Simona
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  10. Fantastic post! LOVE the tree and flowers!

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  11. Gorgeous dress, you look lovely x

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  12. The first shot is beautiful! Your dress makes you look like a flower yourself!
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  13. Great look! So cool:)

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  14. Those flowers are the perfect backdrop for that darling dress!

    xx
    Christine
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  15. Beautiful pictures! You look stunning in that dress. The color and pattern is gorgeous.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  16. Sad on the dentist part, even I get scared just by the thought of getting a dental appointment!! Well, we got to do, what we got to do! Right??
    P.S. That dress is so lush and so sexy!! Love the silky fabric..
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  17. Oh my gosh! NO SHAVING of the gums! And PS love those pics. I swear, the rhodie in my yard seems to be the only one not blooming. They are just so pretty. I want it to hurry up!

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  18. You look great dear !!!:)
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  19. I like the great, vibrant colors of your dress!

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  20. thise flowers behind you are just perfection! I love it! You look amazing as well!!

    xxS

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  21. Hahah this was a funny post :)
    I just went to the dentist today and she also gave me the flossing lecture. You're right, they can't expect us to floss three times a day! It's so time consuming sometimes.
    Anyways lovely outfit, the colour of the dress is gorgeous!

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  22. Ugh, I am overdue by about 2 years :( I think they've given up on me. Thanks for reminding me though!

    Love that dress. It's so perfect for admiring rhodies :)

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  23. Oh the dentist.... so not my fave place in the world. I'd much rather be at that gorgeous park! Loving your outfit too!
    xo
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  24. your eyes are amazing!

    Stop by for a visit,

    Lydia
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  25. Those flowers are amazing!! They really make the pictures pop and draw out the colors in your dress!

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  26. Look at you! Love that dress! And I have similar sandals and love them!

    Great post! And your blog rocks! Check mine out. Maybe we can follow each other :D
    Alicia
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  27. Gum shaving? Yikes. That sounds painful and unnecessary.

    But I'm loving the dress, and all the flowers around you!

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  28. Haha dentist trips always involve a lecture, no matter where you go!
    love the dress, purple and pink together is always so nice!
    xo
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  29. Beautiful spring dress on you.

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    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Sofia

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  30. I'm so scared of the dentist lol...in any event, you look amazing!

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  31. I went to the dentist this morning to fix a chip in my tooth. Easy Breezy. :-) Your dress is cute and the flowers are pretty!

    Mo
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  32. lovely dress! xx
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  33. This is GORGEOUS. I think your freckles are my favorite... and the flowers... just everything is amazing!

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  34. I think dentists know they can get away with being scary and giving lectures because we have no choice but to go to them! Its always entertaining to hear them question you like a police detective about why you don't floss after lunch. Umm...because I have a job, that doesn't include dental hygiene? Fantastic dress for your figure, in my next life I want to have long legs like yours!

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  35. Stunning color on you!! And love that plant. The dentist is the worst. UGH. Thinking about it makes me squirm!!

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  36. LOL! Oh lord, dentists are hilarious. I have gotten the "you've got onset gingivitis" so I floss every night now. But only because I don't want gingivitis and I was getting close to it. Not because I'm bored and have nothing else to do. It's such a pain in the butt! But otherwise your dress is so nice, I love the colours!

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  37. Me and the dentist are besties. And by that, I mean, I have so many cavities I can't count them anymore. I brush, 2 times a day, and floss, a lot more than my husband. It's ridiculous. ANYHOW I absolutely adore this post, I'm featuring it in my 16 feature

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  38. I am in LOVE with your dress!

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